[IRAN] Esfahan - Abyaneh Village

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Abyaneh Village, known as the Red Village because of its red soil and houses, is one of Iranian historical villages located at the foot of Karkas Mountain. The word ‘Abyaneh’ has been derived from the word ‘viona’ meaning ‘Willow Grave’ in local dialect.


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All the houses here are made of red clay.


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Heading towards the entrance to the village.


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It’s like entering into another world with all the buildings in reddish hue.


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The village is compact, with narrow and sloped lanes.


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This historical village has been recognised appropriate for being registered in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. However, the construction of a hotel has put the status of this historical village at risk.


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From Isfahan, we left for Tehran and the Village of Abyaneh was just an hour stop en route.


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The women at Abyaneh Village wear traditional costume consisting of a scarf of floral motifs and pleated pants.


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Tourists can try a traditional costume for a fee.


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The local honours their traditions deeply. The Abyaneh woman inherits her wedding gown from her mother and is expected to pass it to her daughter. She wouldn’t sell it for any price.


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I find their traditional costume very colourful and vibrant, regardless of men or women.


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The permanent residents of Abyaneh have been dwindling over the past years and it is estimated that the number of permanent residents of this historic village is less than 250.


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The houses located on slopes with stairways leading to their doorsteps.


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Nare reservoir.


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The village mosque.


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Inside the mosque, there is a little pond in its courtyard.


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Four Iranian guys wanted to take a photo with my hubby and son.


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Some of the narrow alleys.


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The houses of Abyaneh bears an ancient architectural style, featured by the use of clay as the construction material and latticed wooden door.


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A friendly local smiling to the camera.


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Harpak Fire Temple.


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The Village of Abyaneh is really worth a short photo stop.

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